Definitions for drowsyˈdraʊ zi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

drow•syˈdraʊ zi(adj.)-si•er, -si•est.

  1. half-asleep; sleepy.

  2. marked by or resulting from sleepiness.

  3. dull; sluggish; listless.

  4. inducing lethargy or sleepiness:

    drowsy spring weather.

Origin of drowsy:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. drowsy, drowsing(a), dozy(adj)

    half asleep

    "made drowsy by the long ride"; "it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"; "a tired dozy child"; "the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

  2. drowsy, oscitant, yawning(a)(adj)

    showing lack of attention or boredom

    "the yawning congregation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. drowsy(adjective)ˈdraʊ zi

    having difficulty staying awake

    I felt drowsy during the day.; medications that cause drowsiness


  1. drowsy(Adjective)

    Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.

    I was feeling drowsy and so decided to make a cup of coffee to try to wake myself up.

  2. drowsy(Adjective)

    Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.

    It was a warm, drowsy summer afternoon.

  3. drowsy(Adjective)

    Dull; stupid.

  4. Origin: Probably from or akin to drusian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowsy

    inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy

  2. Drowsy

    disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific

  3. Drowsy

    dull; stupid

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